Although saying that, they fixed my car which no other twit could - so its all good.
Oooh, expanding foam! Here's a tip some people have been known to do. If you want to stiffen up your ride, but without adding a roll cage, get ahold of some expandin foam. I'll post a link soon.
I know of some people who have done this. They fill gaps in the body work with the foam. Things like the rear quater panels/wings etc. Basically anywhere there is empty space. It really helps with body roll, handling and it makes the car almost completely rattle-free. That in fact is the most dramatic and noticable difference is the lack of rattles.
That stuff is pretty tricky though, and you have to get a specific type and work very quickly once you've mixed it up as it acts rather fast. And you have to be careful how much you put in and how quickly. If you put too much too fast, it can expand and push out the body work. You also have to be careful what it falls on as it permanantly marks concrete. But if you practice and get it right, it does work wonders with your car.
the only thing that puts me off a pug is trim falling off and dodgy electrics (and i've got experience of 205s, 405s and 406s). An Mi16 205 is still tempting- with some work 200+bhp is easily got out of the engine, that plus a stripped 205 = seriously quick.
307 is a bit of a dog. Shame really as the 306 is a good car.
i've seen the expanding foam trick before (think it was a miata forum in the US I was looking at). Bit of a ***** to apply but works well. Few of my mates also use the stuff on ICE installs to fill in boot lids etc to prevent rattles. Dynomat works better but expanding foam is a hell of a lot cheaper.
The foam is better for body stiffening obviously. If it's rattles you want to sort out, then dynomat is the way to go.
Sorry about that Walshie, any ideas yet? If it was the charging circuit your light would have turned on to say so, if it was the battery you wouldn't usually notice it whilst driving (alternator does all that's needed) but you would at start up.
Hopefully Peugeot will look at for free (hmm!) and find it's part of their workmanship (hmm!) and it will be fixed soon (hmm!) and not have any further problems (hmm!).
Considering all the bits that have been replaced I wouldn't like to guess much. Sounds fairly bad though - not that you want to hear that - considering your engine lost power, is hard to restart and runs awfully when it does. Could be the cambelt slipped slightly...
Cambelt looks tight.
It sounds as though somethings let go, or somethings loose when it did start up. The mechanics word were: It could be something (i.e. new engine) or absolutely nothing.
He then asked "you haven't been ragging it have you?" - quite the contrary last night actually. Ok - I was doing 70-80 when it cut out, but I certainly wasn't killing the engine. I was in 6th with about 4000 revs left!
Put it this way - when my car was a state previosuly, it sounded terrible, but it never broke down even when ragging it. So I'm guessing it is something they have done.
- No dash lights came on prior to giving up and temperature was good as I was regulalrly looking at my speed
When the car managed to restart - no lights came on, on the dash. Everything was fine, even the autodiagnostics light.
I've just had enough to be honest. I'm gutted. I was so happy that everything was fine again. The exhaust note was crisp, the car engine was perfect, no noises, no nothing. Now this out of the blue.
Yeah, lets just find out what they say.
Oooh - 4 weeks ince I posted. Blimey, is that how long I haven't driven my beloved for!
Anyway, took a few photo's of the damage. All as attached.